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What's My Fortune, Cookie? (PS: I Think You're Tame…)

fortune cookies

Well, we celebrated Memorial Day with an old-school Chinese-American feast. Yes, weird. I know. I was just in the mood to make fortune cookies. And once you are making fortune cookies, you start to look for recipes online like Moo Goo Gai Pan and Vegetarian Egg Rolls. The Moo Goo Gai Pan was really good — added grated carrot, garlic tops, snow peas, and doubled the mushrooms (shiitake & cremini). It reminded me of going out for Chinese food when I was little. I think I always got the MGGP.

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Sorbetto di Limone (Lemon Sherbet)

lemon sorbetto

This was really tart and good. It makes me wish the weather was a bit warmer, but even in the rain and the 50+ degree temperatures, it’s still a great way to end a meal. This took about 6 lemons — but mine were not super juicy.

I also used half regular sugar and half vanilla sugar. I think that it added a really nice background flavor.

Sorbetto di Limone (Lemon Sherbet) Adapted from a recipe by Jaime Oliver, in Jamie’s Italy 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 cup lemon juice zest of . . . → Read More: Sorbetto di Limone (Lemon Sherbet)

Slow-Roasted Halibut with Shaved Asparagus and Fennel Salad

halibut

Hey! I was just recently made aware that the original recipe in Bon Appétit is by Ivy Manning, a Portlander and awesome food writer!

This was a very, very Spring-like, light and good meal. But here is a lesson for you — use big, fat asparagus spears. Mine were on the smaller side and vegetable peeling them into strips was…challenging. I used the peeler and then I had to just use a knife to slice what was too small too peel into tiny, thin strips. It worked but it was pretty time consuming. Just use . . . → Read More: Slow-Roasted Halibut with Shaved Asparagus and Fennel Salad

Nuts in the Kitchen: Sicilian Sweet and Sour Rabbit (but with Chicken)

nuts in the kitchen

One of my favorite cookbook authors, Susan Herrmann Loomis, is coming to Portland! Very exciting! She’ll be at In Good Taste, August 12-15, 2010.

In Good Taste is located at 231 NW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97209. It’s a 3-day class (with a welcome dinner the night before) and you can enroll by e-mailing cookingclassesATonruetatinDOTcom. You can also call In Good Taste at 503-248-2015 with questions. More info here.

As if that’s not enough, Susan also has a new cookbook out, Nuts in the Kitchen, and I was lucky enough to receive . . . → Read More: Nuts in the Kitchen: Sicilian Sweet and Sour Rabbit (but with Chicken)

Genoa Restaurant, Portland

Genoa Restaurant Portland

Genoa Restaurant 2832 Southeast Belmont St Portland, OR 97214-4024

Okay, enough about California, let’s talk about a Portland restaurant! Recently, jwa & I went to Genoa to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. We hadn’t been to the new one yet and were both very excited to give it a try. Wow, what a great meal. There’s still a few days left with this menu, I’d recommend trying to check it out. We’ve decided to not wait for another big celebratory event. Maybe Flag Day?

“The Ancient Island of Sardegna” April 28th through May 15th

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